Key Wildlife Management Zones Targeted For CWD Testing

Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment Released on September 9, 2020

The Ministry of Environment is once again encouraging hunters to submit the heads of deer, moose and elk harvested this hunting season for chronic wasting disease (CWD) testing.  CWD is a fatal, infectious central nervous system disease in cervids that has no known cure.

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Hunters Can Help Monitor The Spread Of CWD

September 18, 2018 – The Ministry of Environment is asking hunters to help monitor the spread and intensity of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in wild deer, elk, moose and caribou populations by submitting heads of harvested animals for disease testing, free of charge.

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Hudson Bay Conservation

Hudson Bay CO’s Looking For Assistance – Elk Shot & Left To Waste

Hudson Bay Conservation Officers need your assistance. On Tuesday, December 19th, 2017, Hudson Bay Conservation Officers received a TIP call that an animal had been shot and left, approximately 11km west of Bertwell, SK, on the north side of Highway 23. Read more about Hudson Bay CO’s Looking For Assistance – Elk Shot & Left To Waste

Star City Meat Processor Fined $11,500 For Trafficking Wild Meat

A Star City man recently pleaded guilty in Melfort provincial court to five charges under the federal Migratory Birds Convention Act. An undercover investigation which started in 2014 found that a meat shop in Star City was illegally selling wild goose meat. Read more about Star City Meat Processor Fined $11,500 For Trafficking Wild Meat

Leko’s Conservation Corner – Coyote Hunting

Now that the winter is officially here with the arrival of cold weather and all this fluffy white stuff, we are seeing more people out hunting coyotes. It seems to be a pastime to travel the countryside looking for coyotes. It is not something that I am into personally, but many people really do enjoy hunting coyotes. Read more about Leko’s Conservation Corner – Coyote Hunting

Chronic Wasting Disease Head Testing Available to Hunters Until January 8

Ministry of Environment News Release – December 20, 2017

Chronic wasting disease – a fatal, infectious central nervous system disease found in deer, elk, reindeer and moose – was confirmed in three new wildlife management zones in 2017. The newly-identified zones are 44, 39 and 3. Chronic wasting disease has now been confirmed in 32 of Saskatchewan’s 83 wildlife management zones. Read more about Chronic Wasting Disease Head Testing Available to Hunters Until January 8

Weirdale Area Hunting Incident Leads to Charges in the Death of Jordan Darchuk

On December 14, 2017 at 12:30 p.m., Nipawin RCMP arrested, without incident, 22-year-old Austyn Adamko of Prince Albert on charges related to the death of 23 year old Jordan Darchuk. Read more about Weirdale Area Hunting Incident Leads to Charges in the Death of Jordan Darchuk